Model:

T


Body Style:

Firetruck


Engine:

L-head valve arrangement, 4-cylinder, updraft carburetor, magneto/battery ignition systems with timer and four coils, 22 hp, 176 CID


Transmission:

2-speed planetary


Chassis:

Steel ladder construction


Wheelbase:

100"


Wheels:

Wood artillery


Tires:

30x3" in front, 30x3 1/2" in the rear


Body Construction:


Exterior Color:

Red


Interior Color:

Red


More Information:


The Ford Model T is perhaps the best known early American automobile.  More than 15 million were built and sold from 1908 to 1928.  A myriad of body styles were produced: everything from roadsters and coupes to phaetons and sedans.  But many Model T’s saw duty in industrial, commercial, and municipal applications.  The engine is coupled to a 2-speed planetary transmission and is built as a monobloc construction with a removable cylinder head, an industry first.

This Model T Firetruck is one example of how these adaptable vehicles were utilized.  Cheap to buy and maintain, Model T firetrucks could be driven into areas not accessible by larger, heavier rigs.  This example was once part of the Imperial Palace Collection in Las Vegas where it was used in a vintage fire station scene they had created in the museum.